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SVA Announces 'Not Recommended List'

Today, Student Veterans of America (SVA) is announcing an initiative to raise awareness of schools facing issues that may present challenges for veterans, and will strongly urge student veterans to avoid these institutions. The decision to create this resource came after SVA received several complaints regarding student recruitment practices taking place in Southern California; Even after Corinthian Colleges announced their business closure, several schools affiliated with the company continued to actively recruit students, traveling to military bases to speak with active duty servicemembers.

SVA Provides Support to Vets Amid Uncertainty

In the midst of Corinthian Colleges' announcement that it will be closing its doors, Student Veterans of America (SVA) urged officials to make the transition for students as smooth as possible. With approximately 80,000 students enrolled in one of the various Corinthian affiliated schools, which include Everest College, Everest Institute, Heald College, and Wyotech, almost 9,000 GI Bill users make up roughly 11% of the students to be effected by this decision.

SVA Supports President's Nomination for New VA Secretary

Today, Student Veterans of America (SVA) announced their support of President Obama's nomination of Robert McDonald as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). McDonald, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, served as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company from 2009 to 2013.

Congress Supports Accountability

Today, Student Veterans of America (SVA) announced its support of lawmakers’ efforts in the House of Representatives and the Senate to pass legislation addressing accountability concerns raised by the recent challenges at the VA.

President Accepts VA Secretary's Resignation

Today, President Obama accepted the resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Shinseki has been a staunch ally of veterans seeking to better themselves and their families through higher education, and Student Veterans of America (SVA) has seen the impact his leadership at the VA has made in the lives of student veterans. 

SVA Testifies Before Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee

Yesterday's hearing before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee made it clear that the number one challenge facing the VA healthcare system is the issue of access. SVA was proud to provide the voice of student veterans in that hearing, ensuring that their interests were represented on this issue.

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